Thinking about end of life issues is never easy, nor is managing the estate of a loved one who has passed away.  Although these life events cannot be avoided, they can be eased with the help of an experienced professional.  Estate planning can be one of the most caring things you could do for your loved ones. Drafting a will is not only about passing along things of value to your family and friends, but about assisting those people through the myriad of decisions that must be made as a result of passing.  Estate planning minimizes the need to make complex financial decisions and ensures that find far-flung assets are not lost.

Many people begin thinking about estate planning after major life changes.  I recognize that it's difficult for two new parents, or a family that has recently moved to North Carolina to commit to spending several hours with an attorney during the busiest times of their day. That's why I offer my clients the ability to conduct their estate planning sessions in their own home and after regular business hours if necessary.  When hiring an attorney for your estate planning needs, there are two considerations which are often overlooked: the promptness of the attorney's communications and the attorney's personality.

Intellectual property, including copyright assets, provide a special challenge for estate planning. If you're a photographer or visual artist, with proper planning, you will have much more than your bank account balance to pass on to your loved ones.

F. Scott Fitzgerald made $8,397 on The Great Gatsby; his daughter gets $500,000 per year from it.

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Estate Planning

  • Wills
  • Trusts
    • Revocable Trusts
    • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
    • Durable Power of Attorney
    • Health Care Power of Attorney
    • Springing Power of Attorney
    • Limited Power of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Guardianship of Minors or Incompetent Persons
  • Executor and Probate Services
  • Asset Protection
  • Health Care Consents
  • HIPAA Authorizations
  • Will Caveats
  • Trust Disputes

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